To find our existing preserves and natural areas, explore the map and list below. PLEASE NOTE: To learn about properties that we are currently working to protect – but are not yet complete and therefore not on the map below – please visit page our Active Projects page. .

GTRLC PROTECTED LAND TYPES

Below are the property types that are open to the public.

Nature Preserves

Nature Preserves

Parks & Natural Areas

Parks & Natural Areas

Sanctuaries

Sanctuaries

Ecologically Managed Forest

Ecologically Managed Forests

Acme Shoreline (UA)

Grand Traverse County / 4 Acres

  • Kayaking / Canoeing
  • Parking
  • Swimming
  • Universal Access
Park or Natural Area

Antrim Creek Natural Area

Antrim County / 156 Acres

  • Hiking / Snowshoeing
  • Hunting
  • Parking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Trail Running
Park or Natural Area

Arcadia Dunes: The C.S. Mott Nature Preserve (UA)

Benzie County, Manistee County / 3800 Acres

  • Birding
  • Hiking / Snowshoeing
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Skiing
  • Trail Running
  • Universal Access
Nature Preserve

Arcadia Marsh Nature Preserve (UA)

Manistee County / 313 Acres

  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Hiking / Snowshoeing
  • Hunting
  • Parking
  • Universal Access
Nature Preserve

Arcadia Sunset Beach

Manistee County / 10 Acres

  • Birding
  • Parking
  • Swimming
Park or Natural Area

Bauer Nature Preserve

Antrim County / 362 Acres

  • Birding
  • Hiking / Snowshoeing
  • Hunting
  • Parking
  • Scenic Vistas
Nature Preserve

Betsie Dunes Nature Sanctuary

Benzie County / 88.56 Acres

    Sanctuary

    Brinkman Bog Nature Sanctuary

    Grand Traverse County / 51 Acres

    • Hunting
    Sanctuary

    Bullhead Lake Natural Area

    Grand Traverse County / 28 Acres

    • Birding
    • Hiking / Snowshoeing
    Park or Natural Area

    Carter Strong Nature Sanctuary

    Grand Traverse County / 6 Acres

    • Birding
    • Kayaking / Canoeing
    Sanctuary

    Cedar River Natural Area

    Antrim County / 193 Acres

    • Birding
    • Fishing
    • Hiking / Snowshoeing
    • Hunting
    • Parking
    Park or Natural Area

    Cedar Run Creek Natural Area

    Grand Traverse County / 318 Acres

    • Birding
    • Fishing
    • Hiking / Snowshoeing
    • Hunting
    • Kayaking / Canoeing
    • Parking
    • Scenic Vistas
    • Skiing
    Park or Natural Area

    Cosner & Bennett-Barnes Nature Preserve

    Antrim County / 135 Acres

    • Fishing
    • Hiking / Snowshoeing
    • Hunting
    • Parking
    • Scenic Vistas
    Nature Preserve

    Deepwater Point

    Grand Traverse County / 17 Acres

    • Hiking / Snowshoeing
    • Kayaking / Canoeing
    • Parking
    • Swimming
    Park or Natural Area

    Elberta Dunes South Natural Area

    Benzie County / 58 Acres

    • Birding
    • Hiking / Snowshoeing
    • Parking
    • Scenic Vistas
    Park or Natural Area

    Elisabeth Parr Nature Sanctuary

    Benzie County / 5 Acres

      Sanctuary

      Fruithaven Nature Preserve

      Benzie County / 176 Acres

      • Birding
      • Hiking / Snowshoeing
      • Hunting
      • Parking
      Nature Preserve

      Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area

      Antrim County / 765 Acres

      • Birding
      • Hiking / Snowshoeing
      • Hunting
      • Mountain Biking
      • Parking
      • Scenic Vistas
      • Skiing
      • Trail Running
      Park or Natural Area

      Golden Days Loon Nature Sanctuary

      Antrim County / 18 Acres

      • Kayaking / Canoeing
      Sanctuary

      Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve

      Benzie County / 242 Acres

      • Birding
      • Hiking / Snowshoeing
      • Hunting
      • Parking
      • Scenic Vistas
      • Swimming
      • Trail Running
      Nature Preserve

      Halladay-Blackhurst-Chowning Nature Preserve

      Grand Traverse County / 40 Acres

      • Hiking / Snowshoeing
      • Hunting
      • Parking
      • Trail Running
      Nature Preserve

      Hickory Meadows

      Grand Traverse County / 116 Acres

      • Hiking / Snowshoeing
      • Parking
      • Skiing
      • Trail Running
      Park or Natural Area

      Howard and Mary Dunn Edwards Nature Sanctuary

      Grand Traverse County / 77 Acres

      • Hunting
      • Parking
      Sanctuary

      John J. Helstrom Quiet Area

      Benzie County / 40 Acres

        Sanctuary

        Kewadin Wetlands Nature Sanctuary

        Antrim County / 40 Acres

        • Hunting
        • Kayaking / Canoeing
        Sanctuary

        Lake Ann Beach (Almira Township Lakefront Park)

        Benzie County / 2 Acres

          Park or Natural Area

          Loon Nursery Natural Area

          Antrim County / 32 Acres

          • Birding
          • Hiking / Snowshoeing
          • Parking
          Park or Natural Area

          Lower Woodcock Lake Nature Preserve

          Benzie County / 230 Acres

          • Birding
          • Fishing
          • Hiking / Snowshoeing
          • Hunting
          • Scenic Vistas
          Nature Preserve

          Man Made Lake

          Manistee County / 14 Acres

          • Fishing
          • Hiking / Snowshoeing
          • Parking
          • Swimming
          Park or Natural Area

          Maple Bay Farm

          Grand Traverse County / 11 Acres

          • Birding
          • Hiking / Snowshoeing
          • Parking
          • Skiing
          • Swimming
          Nature Preserve

          Maple Bay Natural Area

          Grand Traverse County / 452 Acres

          • Birding
          • Hiking / Snowshoeing
          • Hunting
          • Parking
          • Skiing
          • Swimming
          Park or Natural Area

          Maplehurst Natural Area

          Antrim County / 389 Acres

          • Birding
          • Fishing
          • Hiking / Snowshoeing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Scenic Vistas
          • Skiing
          • Trail Running
          Park or Natural Area

          Medenbrook Nature Sanctuary

          Benzie County / 37 Acres

          • Hunting
          • Kayaking / Canoeing
          Sanctuary

          Misty Acres: The Borwell Preserve

          Benzie County, Manistee County / 627 Acres

          • Hiking / Snowshoeing
          • Hunting
          • Parking
          • Skiing
          Nature Preserve

          Mitchell Creek Nature Sanctuary

          Grand Traverse County / 128 Acres

          • Hunting
          Sanctuary

          Nana's Woods Nature Sanctuary

          Benzie County

            Sanctuary

            North Skegemog Nature Sanctuary

            Antrim County / 37 Acres

            • Kayaking / Canoeing
            Sanctuary

            Palastra-Holm Nature Sanctuary

            36 Acres

            • Kayaking / Canoeing
            Sanctuary

            Papoose Lake Nature Sanctuary

            Kalkaska County / 46 Acres

            • Hunting
            Sanctuary

            Pearl Lake

            Benzie County / 249 Acres

            • Birding
            • Fishing
            • Hunting
            • Kayaking / Canoeing
            Park or Natural Area

            Pelizzari Natural Area

            Grand Traverse County / 62 Acres

            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Parking
            • Skiing
            • Trail Running
            Park or Natural Area

            Petobego Creek Natural Area

            Grand Traverse County / 240 Acres

            • Birding
            • Hunting
            • Parking
            Park or Natural Area

            Pyatt Lake: The Bill Carls Nature Preserve

            Grand Traverse County / 159 Acres

            • Birding
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Parking
            • Scenic Vistas
            Nature Preserve

            Railroad Point Natural Area

            Benzie County / 207 Acres

            • Birding
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Parking
            • Scenic Vistas
            • Swimming
            Park or Natural Area

            Ransom Lake Natural Area

            Benzie County / 220 Acres

            • Birding
            • Fishing
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Parking
            • Skiing
            • Trail Running
            • Universal Access
            Park or Natural Area

            Reffitt Nature Preserve (George & Ada Reffitt Nature Preserve)

            Grand Traverse County / 106 Acres

            • Birding
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Parking
            Nature Preserve

            Sagaser Nature Sanctuary

            Benzie County / 20 Acres

            • Hunting
            Sanctuary

            Seven Bridges

            Kalkaska County / 314 Acres

            • Birding
            • Fishing
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Parking
            Park or Natural Area

            Skegemog Lake Wildlife Area

            Antrim County, Kalkaska County / 3300 Acres

            • Fishing
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Parking
            • Skiing
            Park or Natural Area

            South & Fox Island Nature Preserves

            Grand Traverse County / 24 Acres

            • Fishing
            • Kayaking / Canoeing
            • Scenic Vistas
            • Swimming
            Nature Preserve

            South Boardman Preserve

            Kalkaska County / 111 Acres

            • Birding
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Parking
            Park or Natural Area

            South Branch Nature Preserve

            Grand Traverse County / 47 Acres

            • Fishing
            • Hunting
            • Parking
            Nature Preserve

            South Long Lake Forest

            Grand Traverse County / 228 Acres

            • Birding
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Parking
            • Skiing
            • Trail Running
            Park or Natural Area

            St. Clair Lake-Six Mile Lake Nature Preserve (UA)

            Antrim County / 255 Acres

            • Birding
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Kayaking / Canoeing
            • Parking
            • Universal Access
            Nature Preserve

            The Gorge Nature Sanctuary

            Grand Traverse County / 18 Acres

            • Hunting
            Sanctuary

            Timbers Recreation Area

            Grand Traverse County / 250 Acres

            • Fishing
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Kayaking / Canoeing
            • Parking
            • Skiing
            • Swimming
            • Trail Running
            • Universal Access
            Park or Natural Area

            Torch Bay Beach

            Antrim County / 38 Acres

            • Birding
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Kayaking / Canoeing
            • Parking
            • Swimming
            Park or Natural Area

            Torch Lake Nature Preserve

            Antrim County / 95 Acres

            • Birding
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Scenic Vistas
            • Trail Running
            Nature Preserve

            Trapp Farm Nature Preserve

            Benzie County / 140 Acres

            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            Nature Preserve

            Upper Herring Lake Nature Preserve

            Benzie County / 180 Acres

            • Birding
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Kayaking / Canoeing
            • Parking
            Nature Preserve

            Upper Manistee Headwaters: The Milock Family Preserve

            Kalkaska County / 1288 Acres

            • Birding
            • Fishing
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Mountain Biking
            • Parking
            • Scenic Vistas
            • Skiing
            • Universal Access
            Nature Preserve

            W.L. Criger Wetland Nature Sanctuary

            Antrim County / 5 Acres

            • Kayaking / Canoeing
            Sanctuary

            Wilcox-Palmer-Shah Nature Preserve

            Antrim County / 57.64 Acres

            • Birding
            • Parking
            • Swimming
            Nature Preserve

            Wintergreen Woods Nature Preserve

            Grand Traverse County

            • Birding
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            Nature Preserve

            Yuba Creek Natural Area

            Grand Traverse County / 413 Acres

            • Birding
            • Hiking / Snowshoeing
            • Hunting
            • Parking
            • Scenic Vistas
            • Skiing
            • Trail Running
            Park or Natural Area